Akash Desai, MD, FACEP Expert Witness
Curriculum Vitae

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  • Company: Desai Medical Inc
  • Phone: (619) 432-2233
  • Cell: (925) 719-7134

Specialties & Experience of this Expert Witness

General Specialties:

Ultrasound and Emergency Medicine

Keywords/Search Terms:

Trauma, Cardiac Arrest, Myocardial Infarction, Electrocardiography, Diabetic, Torsion, Respiratory Failure, Intubation, Shock, Sepsis, CVC, Biliary, Block, Abscess, EMTALA, Airway, Narcotic Prescription, Seizure, Overdose, Stroke


B.S., University of California, Los Angeles; M.D., University of Southern California; FPD-AEMUS, Highland Hospital - Alameda Health System

Years in Practice:


Additional Information

Board certified emergency medicine physician in active clinical practice in California. The inaugural Director of Emergency Ultrasound at the University of California, San Diego East Campus, performing quality assurance, case review, and teaching for point-of-care ultrasound applications performed hospital-wide. Completed residency training at the Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City, and fellowship training in Advanced Clinical Bedside Ultrasound at Highland Hospital in Oakland, CA. Experience as faculty instructor at national meetings for the American College of Emergency Physicians and Society for Academic Emergency Medicine. Published author on topics including health care power of attorney and point-of-care emergency ultrasound. Editor of the 2022 American Board of Emergency Medicine EM Model which outlines the official standards-of-training for emergency medicine residencies across the United States. Former Chair and Vice Chair of the Emergency Medicine Residents’ Association Ultrasound Committee and International Committee, respectively. Expert in common and novel applications of bedside ultrasound including but not limited to echocardiography, respiratory, biliary, renal, procedural, and nerve block applications. Expert in resuscitation, penetrating and blunt trauma, airway management, EKG interpretation, respiratory failure, diabetic emergencies, stroke, seizure, vascular emergencies, arterial embolism, aortic dissection, narcotic prescriptions, urgent care, cardiac emergencies, acute organ failure, and procedural complications extending from nerve blocks, arterial catheters, central venous catheters, paracentesis, laceration repair, chest thoracostomy, incision and drainage, lumbar puncture, dislocation reduction and endotracheal intubation.